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Grilled Steaks with Cilantro Sauce

 Grilled Steaks with Cilantro Sauce
Fresh herbs made into a sauce help make these steaks the main star of our favorite summer grilling menu. — Lynne Keast, Monte Sereno, California
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 pounds beef flat iron steaks or top sirloin steaks (1 inch thick)

Directions

  • Place herbs, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a
  • food processor; pulse until herbs are chopped. Gradually add oil,
  • vinegar, lemon juice and pepper flakes, processing just until
  • blended.
  • Sprinkle steaks with remaining salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over
  • medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or
  • until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer
  • should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Cut

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Grilled Steaks with Cilantro Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • steaks into 1/4-in. slices; serve with sauce. Yield: 8 servings (3
  • cups sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 6 ounces beef with 1/3 cup sauce equals 901 calories, 78 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 45 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.